Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France

The Arc de Triomphe in Paris stands at the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle or "Place de l'Étoile" and for most tourists is the anchor of the west end the famous shopping street, Champs-Élysées. It holds historical weight as this monument stands in honor of those who fought for France, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. Keep an eye out for the scenes as they depict the likeness of generals and soldiers. Those who want nice views can climb the stairs to the top for a lovely Birdseye view. It's still on my list of things to do. Most visitors take a quick snap and head on down to the shops which is perfectly acceptable as well.


The Eiffel Tower is accessible by walking or public transportation (Metro Stations  Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile and buses 22, 30, 31, 52, 73, 92).
Coordinates: 48.8738° N, 2.2950° E
*Do not cross the traffic circle. You can reach the monument via underground tunnel (Avenue de la Grande Armee, Wagram exit of Metro).

Cost & Admission
Open April to September 10am-11pm, October to March 10am-10:30pm

Adult, 8 €
Students (18-25), 6,20 €
Up to 17 years, Free
*The top can only be reached by climbing 40 sets of stairs.

Snacks and vendors nearby.

Walking, seeing the views.
*Bonus, Birdseye view!

As of this post I haven't been to the top myself. Let me know what the view is like! If you are looking for expansive views way up high, go to the Eiffel Tower instead though it is pricier.